WPP appoints Lindsay Pattison as global chief people officer. Pattison has served as the company’s global chief client officer since 2018. She previously held a number of leadership roles at WPP, GroupM and media agency Maxus. In her new role, Pattison will have responsibility for WPP’s people strategy and operations. She succeeds Jennifer Remling, who is leaving to become chief people officer at Warner Bros. Discovery. Pattison and Remling will work together on the transition until the end of the year, taking up their new positions in January 2024. “Lindsay is extremely highly regarded across the industry as a leader who can identify and develop top talent, and as a trusted partner to global clients. She has a deep understanding of our business, people and culture, and her strong commercial focus will help to drive our future people strategy,” said WPP CEO Mark Read.
Frazier Healthcare Partners, a healthcare investment firm, brings on Peter Tornatore as VP of investor relations. Tornatore was most recently VP, investor relations at Blackstone Life Sciences. He was previously a director in Blackstone’s client solutions group, where he specialized in raising capital for the company’s private funds in the US. His initial focus at Frazier will be on business development and capital formation. “He brings a proven fundraising experience to our firm as we continue to build and strengthen our Investor Relations team,” said Frazier Healthcare Partners Growth Buyout co-managing partner, Ben Magnano. Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners has invested in more than 200 companies over 32 years.
MOTOR Information Systems, a Hearst company that provides automotive data solutions, hires Stephen Carroll as VP of marketing. He will assume responsibility for steering MOTOR’s marketing strategy growth initiatives following director of marketing John Lypen’s retirement this summer. Carroll was most recently VP of marketing for SemaConnect, an electric vehicle charging station provider. He has also served as senior director of enterprise marketing and business sevelopment at Cvent, which offers software-as-a-service solutions for corporations and the hospitality industry. “His experience in building scalable marketing programs will be instrumental in helping the company navigate the dynamic landscape of the automotive industry,” said MOTOR President Jeff Nosek.
Miami International Holdings, Inc., which includes Miami International Securities Exchange and The Bermuda Stock Exchange, appoints Kelli Annequin as CMO. Annequin was most recently managing director, head of global index marketing at MSCI, where she led marketing innovation for all index products. She has also held leadership roles at UBS, Convergex, Jane Street, KCG, Citi, Susquehanna International Group and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. In her new post, Annequin will oversee MIH's global marketing and branding functions. "Kelli is an accomplished and forward-thinking leader with proven experience in developing impactful marketing and communications programs globally," said MIH chairman and CEO Thomas P. Gallagher.